ichthyosaur

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ichthyosaur any of several marine reptiles of the Mesozoic having a body like a porpoise with dorsal and tail fins and paddle-shaped limbs
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ichthyosaur (Paleon) One of the Ichthyosaura.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ichthyosaur A fish-like saurian; a member of the order Ichthyosauria.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. ichthyosaure,

Usage

In literature:

In the popular mind, perhaps, the Ichthyosaur and Plesiosaur are the typical representatives of that extinct race.
"The Story of Evolution" by Joseph McCabe
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In news:

Contrary to my expectations, I did not have nightmares about gargantuan squid tangling with enormous ichthyosaurs in the shadowy reaches of the sea last night.
State park preserves Ichthyosaur fossils.
Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park in Central Nevada has a fossil deposit of huge marine reptiles that lived in shallow seas 225 million years ago.
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